2012年1月8日日曜日

mix'n'match dinner

Fabulous friend and neighbour A brought dinner over today.

Yeah!

I'm sure it would have looked a whole lot better if we weren't in our PJs when she brought it over but hey, that's what you get for turning up at the kitchen door at 8am.

And so for dinner we had feijoa. Brazilian bean stew with sausage, bacon, onion, white beans, carrot, garlic, parsley and oh yeah, tripe.

There was rice in the rice cooker but I wanted to eat mine with something else. So I made polenta.

And so we had the most mixed up dinner you can think of- polenta, pickled greens, rice and feijoa.

And it made me think again that I love bringing my kids up here. Without the idea of 'kid's menus' that dictate that kids eat mini pizza, fish and chips or chicken nuggets with fries on the side of course.

Prawn brains, squid guts, strange and unusual mushrooms, fish with their heads on and guts in, slimy mountain potatoes, chewy kelp seaweed, liver and kidneys, greens of every shape and kind and now tripe have all made appearances on the girls dinner plates (and many of the above in their kinder/ school lunch as well.) As a result they are really adventurous eaters (just ask my family who shudder when they eat natto or kimchi for brekky) and give new foods a go when they met them. And they like most of them, too.

Well except for chicken nuggets.

After being served them on an airplane they turned up their noses and complained bitterly:

"You said it was chicken!"

Guess I'll ask for the tripe stew kid's meal next time, hey?


Yum!

1 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

brilliant, I can see your girls and ebi-kun out on a dinner date, ebi-kun will try ANYTHING. I am forever losing him in department stores and the supermarket because he disappears off to try all the samples. He too turns his nose up at nuggets and the such like. In the UK we went to a pub for lunch and the kids menu was as you mentioned so my mom asked the landlord if he could put together a mixed salad instead, the guy tried to explain about the kids menu but we explained that he wouldn't eat it. So he asked ebi-kun what he would like, he reeled off a lot of veggies and the bloke came back with a mini ploughmans and salad. Ebi-kun demolished the lot, the landlord was so impressed he gave us the meal for free.
I hope that the incident made him think about his menu a bit and about adding in some real food for the kids.